Latest Heart / Stroke-Related: Misc. news

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term

Thoracic radiation therapy is associated with increased fatigue and dyspnea as well as decreased physical activity, according to a study presented at the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference organized by the American College of Cardiology and held from Feb. 14 to 16 in Washington, D.C.

Many Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease Prevention

Many Americans are misinformed about the risk for heart disease, particularly in women, and are confused about modifiable risk factors, according to a survey released by the Cleveland Clinic to coincide with American Heart Month.

AHA: Impella Use Up for PCI Patients Needing Heart Pump

Impella use is increasing for percutaneous coronary intervention patients treated with mechanical circulatory support, although its use is associated with adverse events, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in Circulation to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia.

AHA: Predictors for Meeting LDL-C, SBP Goals ID’d in ISCHEMIA

Predictors of attaining low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and systolic blood pressure goals have been identified, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The research was published to coincide with a presentation of results from the ISCHEMIA study at the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia.